Brave Man Saving a Drowning 400-lb Black Bear Is Possibly one of the Greatest Rescue Stories Ever!

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Brave Man Saving a Drowning 400-lb Black Bear Is Possibly one of the Greatest Rescue Stories Ever!

Post by sassy on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:33 pm

Bears have an incredible sense of smell, and when they’re hungry bears will go to some pretty crazy extremes to get their paws on a snack. Bears are also very intelligent, so once they learn that humans provide a seemingly endless supply of snacks, by way of garbage or half-eaten candy bars that get left behind, they will search out residential areas to find something tasty to eat.
In this particular story, a 400-pound black bear set out to follow his nose and wandered all the way from his home in Osceola National Forest to a residential area in Alligator Point, Florida. When he was discovered shuffling through one of the residents garbage, wildlife authorities set out to capture and return the bear back to his forest home…this is when things started to go horribly wrong.
 
Once the bear was located authorities attempted to sedate the bear–as a 400-pound, claw-weilding black bear is not exactly the most cooperative animal–this would be the safest way they could transport him back to his home. But the bear had other plans…
 

After being hit with a tranquilizer dart, the bear took off towards the ocean and hopped into the water.



 

As he was swimming out into the Gulf, the tranquilizers began to kick in and he became drowsy and started to drown.



Luckily, Adam Warwick, a biologist with the Wildlife Commission was nearby…


Without even flinching at the size and strength of the bear, Warwick grabbed a hold of the floundering animal.


The bear was beginning to lose feeling in his legs and struggled to crawl onto Warwick to stay afloat.


Knowing he would need to act quickly and stay as calm as possible, Warwick began to drag the bear to shore.


 The bear was having trouble keeping his head above the water, losing more and more mobility. 


But the brave biologist just kept swimming, despite the growing weight of the 400-pound bear. 


Warwick managed to tow the bear the entire 25 yards to land. 


Finally on shore, the groggy bear and exhausted Warwick were hoisted onto land.


The bear weighed too much for the crew to handle, so they used a tractor bucket to move the sedated bear.


Warwick made sure the sleepy bear made it safely onto the transport vehicle. Surely, if the bear hadn’t been so groggy he would have given Warwick a big bear hug. 


Back at Osceola National Forest, the bear is looking MUCH happier…it’s going to be a long time before this guy goes rummaging through human garbage again! 



http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/man-rescues-black-bear/


That took some doing, not only was the bear heavy, it was made heavier by the water in it's fur, and dead weight once the drug had really kicked in.  That not only took bravery but amazing strength and committment.  He must have been knackered!
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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:35 pm

That was jolly nice of him.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:44 pm

Stormee wrote:Brilliant and lucky bear

When I was a whippersnapper my old man took me to see a bear named Brumas, forgot which zoo, anyone know?

London Zoo? There was a bear there called Brumas. I think it was a Polar bear.
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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:47 pm

Stormee wrote:Brilliant and lucky bear

When I was a whippersnapper my old man took me to see a bear named Brumas, forgot which zoo, anyone know?



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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:48 pm

Brumas the Polar Bear

Brumas was born 27 November 1949. Her mother was named Ivy and her father Mischa. Brumas was named after her keepers Bruce and Sam (reversed).

She was the first baby polar bear to be successfully reared in Britain and was an immediate attraction with the public. She caused such interest that, in 1950, the Zoo’s annual attendance figures reached the 3 million mark (around one million more that usual at that time). This has not been exceeded at any time previously or since.

Although Brumas was female, the press had reported that the bear was a ‘he’ and the error was not corrected at the time, so the public thought that the baby was male.

The bear was so popular that newsreels, books, postcards, toys and other souvenirs celebrated her fame. She died on 17 May 1958.

https://www.zsl.org/famous-animals
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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:49 pm

Stormee wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

London Zoo? There was a bear there called Brumas. I think it was a Polar bear.

Twas a Polar bear.

If you actually remember that ya must be my age and I thought you to be a younger slick chick

I'm only a young thing Stormee. Laughing

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:52 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Stormee wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

London Zoo? There was a bear there called Brumas. I think it was a Polar bear.

Twas a Polar bear.

If you actually remember that ya must be my age and I thought you to be a younger slick chick

I'm only a young thing Stormee. Laughing


Who knows how to Google "Brumas the Bear" Smile
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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:53 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

I'm only a young thing Stormee. Laughing


Who knows how to Google "Brumas the Bear" Smile

Correct. Laughing
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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:57 pm

Never climb a tree to get away from a black bear - they can climb better than you. Surprised
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Post by Syl on Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:37 pm

That was a lovely uplifting read...thank you. x
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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:07 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Never climb a tree to get away from a black bear - they can climb better than you. Surprised

quite true


always take a companion...and if charged by a black bear...trip him then run Twisted Evil
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